Timeline updated for resort hotel and conference center at McKinney's Craig Ranch

A resort hotel and conference center at Craig Ranch is expected to open in late 2020 or early 2021.

A resort hotel and conference center at Craig Ranch is expected to open in late 2020 or early 2021.

A 208,000-square-foot resort hotel and conference center is expected to open in late 2020 or early 2021 in Craig Ranch, according to a presentation during Thursday's McKinney Community Development Corp. meeting.

Construction will begin in May or June 2019, according to a preliminary schedule presented during the meeting.

The property, located at the corner of Collin McKinney Parkway and Weiskopf Avenue, will feature 285 rooms and suites, 36,000 square feet of meeting space, a full-service restaurant, a resort-style pool with an outdoor snack bar and a lazy river, John Pfeifer, McGough executive vice president, said in a previous interview with Community Impact Newspaper. McGough is developing and building the $110 million hotel.

Plans call for the resort to be branded under the Marriott Autograph Collection and managed by Aimbridge Hospitality.

McKinney City Council approved a tax incentive for the hotel during a meeting in May 2017.

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By Cassidy Ritter

Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.


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